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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2022 $2,000,000.00

The objective of this NOFO is to invite eligible applicants (Section C.1) to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Projects carried out through Drought Resiliency Project Grants can increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more resilient. This helps to prepare for and address the impacts of drought. Proposals submitted under this NOFO must demonstrate that the proposed project is supported by an existing drought planning effort. It is a well-established principle that proactively identifying resiliency projects through drought planning, in advance of a crisis, is far more cost effective than emergency response. As stated on the National Drought Mitigation Center website, drought.unl.edu: One frequently cited estimate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is that “mitigation” —taking steps ahead of time to prevent known impacts from a natural disaster—saves $4 for every $1 expended. Planning ahead is generally seen as more efficient and more effective than measures taken in crisis mode. Drought researchers have found that after-the-fact assistance to farmers, for example, is expensive and doesn’t necessarily reach the right people. Proposed projects that are supported by an existing drought plan are prioritized. This prioritization will help ensure that projects funded under this NOFO are well thought out, have public support, and have been identified as the best way to address vulnerabilities to drought.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335035
FY22 BROWNFIELDS JOB TRAINING GRANTS $200,000.00

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Brownfields Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. While Brownfields Job Training Grants require training in brownfield assessment and/or cleanup activities, these grants also require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained. EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local labor market assessments and employers’ hiring needs, while also delivering comprehensive training that results in graduates securing multiple certifications.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335038
WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER (WBC) - INITIAL PHASE GRANT - Tulsa, OK $150,000.00

The purpose of this FOA is to provide funding for up to one (1) private, non-profit organizations that will provide entrepreneurial development services to women, with an emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in locations that are outside of the geographical areas of existing WBCs for the City of Tulsa (OK). Eligible applicants must be private, non-profit organizations with 501(c) tax exempt status from the U.S. Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service and must provide services to the City of Tulsa (OK). An organization that is operating, or has operated an SBA funded WBC, within the past five (5) years, if selected, will be awarded as an Initial Phase Project. Likewise, an organization that previously operated an SBA-funded WBC (but that is no longer operating), if eligible to apply and selected, will also be awarded as an Initial Phase Project since this application will be treated as an effort to re-establish the WBC. Furthermore, recognizing the important role that Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) (e.g., Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs], Hispanic-Serving Institutions [HSIs] from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities [HACU], and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institutions [AANAPISIs]) play in meeting the needs of socially and economically disadvantaged markets, this program announcement seeks to encourage MSIs to provide entrepreneurial development services to socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs. MSIs, HBCUs, HSIs, HACU, AANAPISIs and their auxiliary entities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, religious organizations are encouraged to apply. Such organizations are not required to alter their religious character to participate in a government program, nor to cease engaging in explicitly religious activities outside the program, nor effectively to relinquish their Federal statutory protections for religious hiring decisions. Likewise, other organizations meeting the WBC program eligibility criteria, as well as other organizations serving socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs, are also encouraged to apply.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334998
PACAF Natural and Cultural Resources Support for Alaska and Pacific $201,000.00

Provide technical assistance supporting installation, regional, and enterprise-wide programs and initiatives focusing predominantly on natural and cultural resources but also encompassing multimedia environmental requirements for PACAF installations.Assist PACAF installations in meeting installation natural and cultural resource requirements per their established INRMPs. This support benefits the personnel living on and recreating on the installations, ensures tribal partners are engaged when applicable, and protects the wildlife, flora, and cultural sites that are present at the PACAF installations.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334958
Media Program for Renewable Energy  $46,000.00

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan is seeking applications to improve the quality and quantity of media coverage on renewable energy issues in Kazakhstan, elaborate on low carbon commitments and its progress and implementation in the country. The project should be designed to provide in-depth training on renewable energy to at least 50 journalists from different regions of Kazakhstan, who in turn will be required to produce at least four articles on the theme of green energy or climate change. The successful applicant should be able to identify participating journalists or bloggers, provide them with a series of at least eight (8) online media training classes, covering the topics of renewable energy, global and local efforts in preventing climate change, and measures taken for a low carbon future in Kazakhstan. Program Goal: Expand access to renewable energy information in Kazakhstan by improving the quality, quantity, and penetration of media coverage on renewable energy issues in Kazakhstan. Project Audience(s) should be journalists, bloggers, media outlets, media professionals and editors. The project should benefit directly or indirectly Kazakhstani media consumers, increasing the quality of the media content. Projects targeting news reporters, journalists and bloggers will be given preference. Projects are encouraged to target Kazakh-speaking audiences in the regions of Kazakhstan. Recommended duration of the submitted projects is up to 12 months. At least 50 percent of the participants of the program should produce their journalism pieces in the Kazakh language. At least 40 percent of them should represent regions of Kazakhstan with higher industrial needs in alternative sources of energy. Projects should focus on the following objectives: Increase the amount of qualified accurate reporting on renewable energy in traditional and new media. Create a community of at least 50 journalists and bloggers who specialize in reporting on green energy, lowering carbon emissions and other renewable energy issues, who can share information and collaborate on the development of joint reporting projects. Strengthen professional capacities of media to fact-check, verify and develop elaborative self-driven analytical articles on topics of renewable energy. Increase Kazakhstani target audience awareness and understanding of green energy efforts and preventing consequences of climate change.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334913
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $246,750.00

The Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to one Member of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The project is titled “Prevalence and Diversity of Viruses in Western Bats, with an Emphasis on Coronaviruses.”

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334919
Understanding multi-stressor impacts on marine ecosystems under climate change $2,000,000.00

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) [formerly Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR)/Coastal Ocean Program (COP)], the NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO), and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), in partnership with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) and the NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), are soliciting proposals to understand the combined impacts of multiple stressors on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. This information will be used to improve place-based management of marine protected areas and enable the proactive protection of these critical ecosystems under future climate scenarios.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334906
Natural Resources Support, Edwards Air Force Base, California $25,000,000.00

Project Title: Natural Resources Support, Edwards Air Force Base, CaliforniaResponses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the US Air Force which provides professional and technical support for Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately $851,000 is expected to be available to support this project during the base period. Additional funding may be available for additional tasks and/or follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee, subject to the availability of funds.Background:Edwards AFB encompasses approximately 308,180 acres in the Antelope Valley in southern California. The installation lies in the western Mojave Desert in portions of Kern, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties. The base is approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, about 90 miles northwest of San Bernardino, and about 80 miles southeast of Bakersfield. Approximately 13,400 military and civilian personnel work on Edwards AFB, many of whomlive either on the base or in nearby communities, such as California City, Lancaster, Palmdale, and Rosamond.The objectives of the work to be performed under this task order are to conduct natural resource tasks on the federal lands belonging to Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), and to prepare reports detailing the results of this work for submission to the USACE Omaha Project Manager (PM), AFCEC Edwards Installation Support Section (ISS) POC, and Edwards Natural Resource POC.The EAFB environmental programs ensures military mission activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and policies with cooperation and assistance from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s (AFCEC) Installation Support Section (ISS). Article I B of the master agreement states the objectives of the CESU are to: provide research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental andresearch agencies and their potential partners; develop a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves the biological, physical, social sciences needed to address resource issues and interdisciplinary problem-solving at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context at the local, regional, and national level; and place special emphasis on the working collaboration among federal agencies and universities and their related partner institutions.In agreement with the above stated goals, the recipient/cooperator (hereafter Cooperator) agrees to provide the necessary personnel, equipment, and materials required to implement, in part, the Air Force responsibilities pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (16 USC 1531 et seq.), the Sikes Act Improvement Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 USC 1361 et seq.), the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and applicable implementing regulations,such as Air Force Instruction 32-7064, Integrated Natural Resources Management.[Please see the related documents for the full RSOI & SOO]Note: Must be a non-federal partner in one of the CESU Units, referenced above, to be qualified for considered.Note: At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications and skills for performing similar or same type of work. You will be evaluated for request for a proposal based on skills, qualifications and certifications demonstrated in your SOI.Period of Performance: The base period of performance is anticipated to be 18 months from date of award. Task 1 has one 18-month option period. Task 2 has no option periods identified. Task 3 has no option periods identified. Option Task 4 has four potential 18-month option periods. Option Task 5 has no option periods identified.Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.Please send responses or direct questions to:Sandra JustmanGrants SpecialistUSACE Ft. Worth DistrictSandra.Justman@usace.army.milOffice: (817) 886-1073McCullough WellsProject ManagerUSACE Omaha Districtmargaret.m.wells@usace.army.milOffice: (402) 995-2590Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI is required to be posted for at least 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals. Responses due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 27 AUGUST 2021.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334876
This is a Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002560 entitled "Direct Air Capture Combined with Dedicated Long-Term Carbon Storage, Coupled to Existing Low-Carbon Energy" $2.00

DE-FOA-0002559 is a Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0002560 entitled "Direct Air Capture Combined with Dedicated Long-Term Carbon Storage, Coupled to Existing Low-Carbon Energy". Potential projects will be cost-shared research and development projects for Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) studies which will require host site letters of commitment.This is for informational purposes only. This is solely a Notice of Intent and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement. The Department of Energy is not accepting applications under this Notice of Intent.Amendment 00001 to add the word Carbon in the title.Amendment 00001 to add the word Carbon in the title.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334871
Base-wide Inventory – Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish, Edwards Air Force Base, California $1,869,072.00

Project Title: Base-wide Inventory – Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish, Edwards Air Force Base, California.Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the US Air Force which provides professional and technical support for Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately $311,512 is expected to be available to support this project during the base period. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee, subject to the availability of funds.Background:Edwards AFB encompasses approximately 308,180 acres in the Antelope Valley in southern California and is located in the western Mojave Desert. Fish and wildlife program management focuses on conserving desert habitat on Edwards AFB. Native wildlife includes a wide variety of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals adapted to various desert habitats on base. Natural resource management is critical to the maintenance of biodiversity which providescritical support to the military mission. Periodic fauna surveys are conducted to determine fauna presence, trends, and viability of various animal species. Long-term monitoring is a fundamental aspect of adaptive management to determine the overall health of the ecosystem and allow a focused and cost-effective monitoring program. Please read the attached documents for further information on this project.Note: At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications and skills for performing similar or same type of work. You will be evaluated for request for a proposal based on skills, qualifications and certifications demonstrated in your SOI.Preference will be given to statements of interest that demonstrate field technicians that have at least five years of experience conducting point count surveys and be able to accurately identify riparian birds by sight and audibly and estimate distance and direction using common field instruments, as well as a principal investigator that has the ability to synthesize collected field data into a cohesive report, including methods, results, statistical analysis, and managementrecommendations.Period of Performance. The base period of performance is anticipated to be 18 months from date of award plus five optional 18-month periods.Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.Please send responses or direct questions to:Sandy JustmanGrants SpecialistUSACE Ft. Worth DistrictSandra.justman@usace.army.milOffice: (817) 886-1073McCullough WellsProject ManagerUSACE Omaha Districtmargaret.m.wells@usace.army.milOfice: (402) 995-2590Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest: The RSOI is required to be posted for at least 30 days prior to the Government making a decision and requesting full proposals. Responses due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 20 AUGUST 2021.See attached documents for full project information.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334858